Monthly Archives: June 2003

Mobius poem (READ UPSIDE DOWN AND BACKWARDS SAME AS RIGHT-SIDE UP AND FOREWARDS)

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American Contradictions

Someone sits on a pieces of put together stone. Someone is hungry Someone wants to take something in, make it part of someone’s self and so in, make someone’s self a part of it. Someone wants to commune with the … Continue reading

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IMC Needs New Building, Now More Than Ever

As many readers may know, on Thursday, May 8, the City of Urbana shut down the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center performance space because of fire code violations. While the IMC membership respects the city’s codes and understands the importance of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Response to WMDs (other than in Iraq)

In the last month or so, the US has been involved in high level discussions regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). In one case, the tone presented by the US administration is very different than that employed … Continue reading

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George Bush’s Father Trained the Man Who Killed My Father: An Interview with Jeremy Glick of September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Jeremy Glick, whose father was killed in the World Trade Center, has traveled around the U.S. speaking about peace as it relates to 9/11 and Iraq on behalf of “September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows,” a group of family members … Continue reading

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It’s Not Your Mother’s Co-op

The Common Ground Food Cooperative (CGFC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This little gem of the community is tucked in the Illinois Disciples Foundation building on Springfield Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. The non-profit grocery store owned and operated … Continue reading

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Favorite Local Businesses

Several people responded to our request for tips about good places to shop locally. This is by far not an exhaustive list of the many excellent locally owned and operated businesses but it does indicate places that people felt strongly … Continue reading

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Where in the World did you get that Jacket?

I gave in to an impulse last week and bought a new jacket for $29. When I got it home I checked the tag and found that it was made in Vietnam.Yikes, pangs of guilt. I know that it was … Continue reading

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Local Grocery Shopping

Grocery buying presents a real quandary for those wanting to “shop local.” In a time gone by the “homemaker” allowed much of her (or his) work to include time for food including growing our own, meal planning, shopping, and preparation. … Continue reading

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Wrap Your Peace Sign in the Red White & Blue When Spending Your Green

Everyday, millions of Americans pledge allegiance to the flag, sing ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘This Land Is Your Land,’ and memorize the words on the Statue of Liberty without knowing the names of their authors, their political inspiration or the … Continue reading

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